|Time & Place|
|Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm |
2510 N. Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
Melody Youngblood is a singer-songwriter originally from the pacific northwest now living in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Berea, Ky. Her songwriting expresses deep vulnerability and tenderness that cuts to the heart of old wounds and deep seated personal struggle. She participated in a program called “The Americana Project” Which is an innovative arts education program since she was 16.
She has been performing since she was 15 at a range of music venues as well as intimate house concerts. She has performed at Sisters Folk Fest, Clear Creek Festival, Ocracoke Folk Festival, First Friday Berea, Woodsongs Boone Tavern,Snowbird Festival,Salt works Festival, West 6th Brewery, Eastern Kentucky University Performing Arts Center, and Union College.
They have opened for Nitty Gritty Dirt band, Darrell Scott, and Crystal Gale.
She has collaborated with Clear Creek Creative on two different theatre projects called “Land Water Food Stories” and “Where's that power going to come from” at an Annual KFTC Summit, West 6th Brew, First Friday Berea and Alternate Roots.
She has received grant support to apprentice with Master Artist Sue Massak to develop her banjo skills and to harvest traditional songs written by working Appalachian women whose songs need remembering.
Her First Album Sweet Isolation will be released in the fall of 2017